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Greek Thought book by Sophia Schreiber

Quiz yourself by thinking what should be in each of the black spaces below before clicking on it to display the answer.

Alexandria   A city in Egypt founded by Alexander the Great  
Athens   A famous Greek city-state known for culture and democracy  
Authority   The right to give orders and be followed by others  
Babylonians   People from Babylon now located in southern Iraq  
Civilization   A culture that has cities, arts, sciences, and other ways to show progress  
Cynics   A group of people who believed each person belonged go themselves, not a city or culture.It can also mean someone who acts only for selfish reasons.  
Democracy   A type of government where the people vote and decide the best way to do things.  
Dictator   A leader with total power, often without the support of the people.  
Epicurean   Someone who believes that the point of life was to gain pleasure and avoid pain.  
Ether   A mythological light element that Aristotle believed held up the sky.  
Government   An organization of people who rule and make laws for society.  
Mediterranean Sea   A large sea between Europe and Africa.  
Mesopotamia   Area between Tigris and Euphrates rivers, now in Iraq where the first human civilizations developed.  
Myth   A untrue story developed by ancient peoples that give explanations for why things were the way they were.  
Parthenon   A Greek temple in Athens, Greek.  
Philosopher   Someone who tries to find answers to questions of life.  
Playwright   Someone who writes plays for theater.  
Polis   The Greek word for city-state.  
Sparta   A city-state focused entirely on war.  
Theory   An idea or educated guess  


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